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Jeffrey Van Maren is a landscape architect with more than 35 years of experience. His projects have included a botanical garden, master planned communities, health resort, and custom residences. He has extensive background in all levels of project development. He directs every phase from design through completion of construction, and coordinates the efforts of contractors. Excellent technical qualifications complement a strong creative vision in the design of aesthetically pleasing and functional spaces.
Mr. Van Maren received a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He’s been a registered landscape architect in Arizona since 1987.
He’s always found inspiration in the sculptural forms of the desert. “After a great post graduate year working in Palm Desert, I came to Tucson and just fell in love with the Sonoran desert: the mesquites, the cacti and the rain,” he says. “It’s had a very strong influence on the development of my personal aesthetic.”
“I feel the environment of a specific landscape project or a work of art, as a dynamic meeting ground of space/form/color. All this plus the drama of human engagement. The visible forms can vary quite a bit, but the passion of that meeting place is always at the core of what I do and who I am.”
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AAA Landscape’s Design-Build Division offers collaboration between designer and builder and this method offers the client the benefits of even greater design and construction integration and singular responsibility for the outcome and overall process. AAA Landscape is involved from start to finish, which adds an inherent efficiency and the chance for things to fall through the cracks is greatly diminished.
One entity, one contract, one unified flow from initial concept through completion.
There is a tremendous advantage to working with landscape architects that can think like landscape contractors and landscape contractors who can think like landscape architects.
Over the past years, the use of design-build has greatly accelerated in the United States, making this delivery method one the most significant trends in design and construction today. Many advantages that AAA Landscape’s Design Build Division can offer include:
Customer Benefits of the Design-Build Process
Early Knowledge of the Firm Price
The design-build delivery system allows the landscape contractor to establish a guaranteed cost early in the design phase.
Design and construction personnel, working and communicating as a team, evaluate alternative materials and methods effectively and accurately. This process has the potential to translate into lower costs which savings can then be passed on to the owner.
One entity is accountable for everything: including how the end result looks, how much it costs and the timeline of completion.
Improved Project Quality
The singularized responsibility inherent in the design-build serves as motivation for quality and proper project performance. During the construction process, this attention to quality does not end, as the team becomes the master builder, and manages the construction of the project to completion.
The design and construction processes can be overlapped, bidding periods and redesign time are eliminated, and long lead time purchases can be made early on in the design phase.
Reduced Risk to the Owner
Because the design-build team has the responsibility for developing drawings and specifications as well as constructing a fully-functioning project, change orders for errors and omissions are virtually eliminated.
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AAA Landscape has over 40 years of experience in design/build, construction and landscape management. and is ranked in the top 50 of the largest commercial landscape contractors in the United States. AAA Landscape holds General Engineering Licenses in Arizona, California, and Nevada.
AAA Landscape is a unique general landscape contractor that specializes in installations and whose principals own their own nursery. Landscape & irrigation are the primary features of the installation, and this knowledge and expertise of plants, growing conditions and nursery industry is invaluable to the successful completion of the project and its presentation to the community. The size and scope of our projects have expanded throughout the years, ranging from ½ acre sites to upwards of 300 acre sites.
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